Metacentre (of a buoy)

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For a limited range of inclinations, the fixed point, with reference to the buoy, through which the upward buoyancy thrust passes.




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM